Ali Bacher

  • Cricketers continue to interact with bookies: Bacher July 24, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former Cricket South Africa supremo Ali Bacher believes that the malpractice of players interacting with bookmakers continues to take place even on Wednesday.. Bacher was reacting to the news that Delhi Police have named deceased former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje as an accused in the famous match-fixing scandal of...
  • Bacher lauds Smith's skills as on-side player July 20, 2012

    Johannesburg: Former South Africa captain Ali Bacher has lauded Graeme Smith, terming the present Proteas’ skipper as the strongest on-side player he has ever witnessed. "[Smith is] a fiercely strong on-side player, probably the strongest on-side player I have ever seen. [He] couples this with a penchant for often playing across...
  • Bacher calls for review of CSA constitution May 31, 2012

    Johannesburg: Former South African cricket supremo Ali Bacher has called for a radical reform of the Constitution of Cricket South Africa (CSA). Delivering the keynote address at a fundraiser for the South African Police Widows and Orphans Fund, organised by former all-rounder Mike Procter, Bacher called the current constitution of...
  • 'Kirsten's coaching staff the best ever' November 18, 2011

    Johannesburg: The present South African coaching unit led by former India coach Gary Kirsten is the best the South African national team has ever had, according to former captain and cricket administrator Dr Ali Bacher. Bacher told the Beeld newspaper that the 'Pyrites' current coaching trio of Gary Kirsten (coach), Russel...